Insider believes that a surprise team in the Atlantic Division may make a push for Patrick Kane

Published October 20, 2023 at 11:29

As Patrick Kane continues to rehab his hip following offseason surgery, we appear to be getting closer to the 3-time Stanley Cup winner signing a new deal and making his comeback during the 2023-24 season.

At this point, the two favourites are believed to be the New York Rangers and his hometown Buffalo Sabres, but earlier this week, Frank Seravalli mentioned another Atlantic Division team who could make a push to sign Kane.

"I'll toss you a third team. This is by no means an exhaustive list; these are not the only teams on Kane's radar. I'll give you another thought that those close to him have noticed he's been keeping an eye on. That's the Detroit Red Wings. Certainly, a surprise to me when I first heard it, but I have to tell you that the idea of getting Kane and Alex DeBrincat relinked has stood out to many. But the Red Wings are another team; let's see how this season develops before we make any judgments." Seravalli on Kane

Kane, 34, had a pretty good season in 2022-23 when you consider the fact that he was dealing with a significant hip issue. In 73 games between the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers, Kane had 57 points (21 goals, 36 assists), 16 penalty minutes and was a minus-22 (largely because he played on a rebuilding Blackhawks team for much of the year).

This will not be a 3-horse race. If/when Kane is ready to seek a new deal, I'd imagine that just about every team in the league will reach out to determine what his contract asks are. Kane is still an impact player, even at 34 years of age.

October 20   |   45 answers
Insider believes that a surprise team in the Atlantic Division may make a push for Patrick Kane

Which of the three teams mentioned by Seravalli would be the best fit for Patrick Kane?

Buffalo Sabres1431.1 %
Detroit Red Wings1533.3 %
New York Rangers1635.6 %
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